Odds and ends from Thursday:
- According to Dutch newspapers, Quentin Tarantino has shown interest in remaking the Dutch horror film Dead End (or Dood Eind). Pic, which won't debut in Holland until August 3, is said to revolve around a group of friends who stumble into a house in Scotland only to discover it's cursed and, well, bad things happen. Apparently, the distributors for Dead End showed Tarantino a 20-minute reel and the Grind House director liked what he saw. If he does come on board, I'd expect him to do so as an executive producer (a la Hostel) and not as director. Between Grind House and Inglorious Bastards, something tells me he'll be busy for awhile.
- Paramount is putting all their money on Dito Montiel, after signing him on to rewrite and directRunnin'. Montiel recently made his directorial debut with A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (See: James' Sundance review). Pic went on to receive the directing prize and special jury prize for best ensemble performance at the Sundance Film Fest, and will also play the Venice Fest before arriving in the U.S. Runnin' is said to center around the underground world of illegal sports betting in New York City.
- Now that they've released a brand new trailer for Darren Aronofsky's first directorial effort in six years, forcing Scott to all but soil himself, Warner Brothers has decided to make us wait even longer to see The Fountain. According to Box Office Mojo, the film has jumped from October 13 all the way to November 22. What gives? Of course, those of you lucky enough to be in Austin (Damn you Jette!) on September 28 will get a sneak peak way before the rest of us when The Fountaincloses out Fantastic Fest.